Silo Busting

(comment on LinkedIn post 8/28/18:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/forget-agile-vs-waterfall-its-silo-busting-michelle-parsons)   In real world practice process documentation is largely shelfware that is quickly out of date.    Almost all business processes operate...

Hey Founders, Do You Know How Many Processes You Need to Build?

Below is a checklist of areas where online startups may need to implement processes on their way to market.  (Many of the items on this list also apply to startups that are not entirely online.)   Even if you outsource many of these processes, they still need to...

Comment on “Imagining the Future of Design and Collaboration”

  The current primary bottleneck to accelerating design and collaboration results is limited individual and organizational process thinking capability, that is, the ability to work with and share mental models of processes. Until the machines get much better, the...

Aspirations of Leaders

Draw or imagine a two dimensional chart.    Label the vertical axis "Aspiration to Service", low to high.   Label the horizontal axil "Aspiration to Authority", low to high.   Place the names of leaders you are familiar with on the chart at locations...

The Value of Process Visualization

(Comment on a LinkedIn Post 8/18/18:  https://bit.ly/2L4PbIw: How much performance gain does process visualization can generate?)   Great question, since a lot of time and energy is spent doing this.   A major function of visualization is to support process knowledge...

Quick Exercise for Increasing Process Thinking Capability

Simple exercise for increasing process thinking capability: 1) Get out a piece of paper and pencil (or use a Note application). 2) Pick a process that you are familiar with. 3) Quickly write down the first 10 things that come to mind about the process. 4) Then go back...

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